6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 27, 2014


  1. Lagarde Lands: IMF Chief To Face Tough Questions During Two-Day Working Visit. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is expected to face tough questions on the sliding local currency, even while bringing good tidings when she comes face to face with Jamaicans during her two-day visit here… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica On High Alert For Chikungunya Virus. Although there are no reported cases of chikungunya in Jamaica, the Ministry of Health remains on high alert as the mosquito-borne virus continues to spread across the Caribbean… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Regional Groups Warn CARICOM Heads. One hundred and forty Caribbean organisations purport-edly representing thousands of CARICOM nationals have warned leaders of the region against endorsing any recommendations that will fundamentally re-order society in negative ways that could jeopardise the future of “our children and our region”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bureau Of Standards To Be Restructured. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica is being reorgansed under the Jamaica Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project, says the Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Grange Calls For NYS Audit … Says There Are Claims Of Political Victimisation. Opposition member of Parliament Olivia Grange has called for a forensic audit at the National Youth Service (NYS), charging that some staff members at the state entity are afraid of political victimisation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Bolt For Glasgow? Track and field fans at next month’s Common-wealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland will be delighted with news that Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt has made himself available to compete at the July 23-August 3 event… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com